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One of the biggest myths is you are unable to treat a pond or lake you irrigate from. This is FALSE! Knowing the chemicals you are using and their capabilities helps determine the proper amounts of chemicals needed. We can treat your irrigation lakes and still allow you to water the same day.
Lake Management Specialists can remove just about all of your surface algae within 24-48 hours.
Duck Weed, Algae, Pondweed, Eurasian Water Milfoil, Coontail, Chara, Buttercup and Cattails are among the more common invasive species causing the problems in our area.
Duck weed can often be confused with Algae on top of the water. Each Duck Weed cell can fragment up to four times in one day. It does not take long before Duck Weed has covered your entire pond causing an aesthetic nightmare. Proper pond and lake management can prevent Duck Weed from becoming a major issue.
Algae are probably the most common problem among shallow ponds and lakes. Also known as pond scum or moss, algae begins to grow on the bottom or the edges of the ponds. After a short period of time the algae rises to the surface of the pond and continues spreading across the pond at times covering the entire surface of the pond. Preventative rather than reactive treatment is almost always the least costly way to treat for algae. Algae are still easily eliminated once it is established however continuous treatments are often needed to keep the pond or lake algae free.
Pondweed is probably the most common vascular plant growing in our area. There are numerous types of pondweed such as small leaf, large leaf, horned and curly leaf pondweed. When caught early they are easily controlled with the proper pesticides. If left to grow they will thrive and spread across the lake bottom and often times become visible directly below and sometime above the water. Algae can often be found stuck to the tops of the pondweeds leaving an even more unsightly view of you pond.
Eurasian Water Milfoil is an exotic plant introduced by the aquarium industry. We are seeing more and more issues with Eurasian Water Milfoil in our area. We often hear of customers attempting to physically remove the milfoil. This creates and even larger problem. Each fragment of Eurasian Water Milfoil can become a separate rooted plant. Chemical treatments are the best way to rid yourself of the Eurasian Water Milfoil plant. When left alone the plant will reach the surface and can cover the entire surface of the pond. Again preventative treatments of this plant are the best course.
Coontail can be confused with Eurasian Water Milfoil. The forked leaves are the best way to identify Coontail. Coontail is much easier to control the Eurasian Water Milfoil.
Chara is a form of Algae. They are easily confused with vascular plants. Chara if controlled properly can help keep your pond clear. However if not controlled they will spread across the bottom of the pond and cover the entire bottom.
Buttercup is easily identified by the yellow or white flowers on top of the pond. Buttercup is easily eradicated with proper treatments.
Cattails are often planted around ponds for aesthetic purposes however they soon spread and choke the entire pond. If left to grow they will grow throughout your pond on the edges and in the water up to four feet deep. Proper control is needed if you desire to have patches of cattails around the pond. When the tops of the cattails die in the winter time they fall into your pond leaving large amounts of sediment that will over time begin to fill in your pond and leave more nutrients for other weeds to feed on.
The above mentioned species are just a small amount of the issues facing pond and lake managers. As I stated above it is always easier and often cheaper to let an applicator from Lake Management Specialists manage your pond for you. Call today for a free consultation and site visit.